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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Court upholds firing of parole officer who dated drug dealer

Oct. 14, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the firing of a parole officer who dated a man who ran a drug distribution operation out of their home. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the justices ruled 4-1 Friday to keep Simona Southall out of the Division of Corrections and...

Alaska governor seeks to increase Virginia law firm contract

Oct. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is negotiating a contract extension that would pay a Virginia law firm $125,000 for its services in a legal fight with Alaska unions. The Republican administration wants to expand its current contract with Consovoy McCarthy, The Anchorage Daily...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

Paris prosecutor: attacker had 'likely' links with Salafists

Oct. 5, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The perpetrator of a deadly knife attack at a Paris police headquarters was likely in contact with members of an ultra-conservative Islamic movement, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. In a press conference, Jean-Francois Ricard said the civilian employee, who killed four of his colleagues...

Paris police force attack treated as possible terror act

Oct. 4, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. A...

The Latest: Terror probe opened in Paris police attack

Oct. 4, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the knife attack at Paris police headquarters (all times local): 6:20 p.m. French prosecutors are investigating the fatal stabbings at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The Paris prosecutors' office said Friday that investigators looking into the civilian...

Prosecutors are opening a terror investigation into a civilian employee's knife attack at Paris police headquarters

Oct. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors are opening a terror investigation into a civilian employee's knife attack at Paris police headquarters.

Retirement agency Denver building left unoccupied for decade

Oct. 4, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado real estate experts say a state agency has left a Denver office building unoccupied for about a decade representing millions in lost potential revenue. The Denver Post reports that the five-floor Capitol Hill building is one of three owned by the state Public Employee Retirement...